Attack over MQM’s gathering is an attempt to disturb law, order: Wahab
KARACHI: Adviser to chief minister Sindh on Information and Law, Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said attack over Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Mehfil-e-Milad is an attempt to disturb Karachi’s law and order, ARY News reported on Sunday.
At least eight people were injured in a blast which occurred in Karachi’s Gulistan-i-Jauhar area late on Saturday night, who were rushed to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for medical treatment.
Condemning the attack, Mr Wahab said Sindh government will not allow anyone to disturb Karachi’s peace and terrorists involved in the incident will be brought to court of justice.
On the other hand, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar has also strongly denounced the attack over party’s gathering of Mehfil-e-Milad in city’s area of Gulistan-i-Johar and vowed to foil heinous attempts aimed at disturbing city’s peace.
Exclusively talking to ARY News about nature of the blast, DIG East Aamir Farooqui said it was a cracker bomb.
He said a cracker-type bomb packed in a box was hurled towards the Milad gathering, which resulted in injury of six people.
MQM-P leader Faisal Sabzwari claimed that MQM-P Convener Khalid Maqbool and Khawaja Izhar ul Hassan narrowly escaped the blast. He said several of his party workers were injured.
While, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Governor Imran Ismail have taken notice of the incident.
The CM has directed the Karachi commissioner and the additional inspector general Sindh police to immediately submit him report on the incident.
Murad Shah contacted Izhar and Sabzwari on telephone and inquired about the incident. Izhar told that his driver and Khalid Maqbool’s coordinator were injured.
Imran Ismail has also sought report from the inspector general of Sindh police and directed the relevant authorities to provide the best possible treatment to the wounded.